Book Review: Piper

Hello friends,

A bit of backstory about this “book”. I thought it was an actual book, that I had on my wishlist for Overdrive for years. I had no clue that it was a graphic novel! Imagine my surprise when I finally get it from the library in physical format and find out it’s a graphic novel-something that I rarely read.

Now, it wasn’t bad as far as graphic novels go, the art was actually really nice! It had a smooth flow for the story and the print wasn’t too small to read as it is with most graphic novels I pick up (or maybe that’s just me). I read it in one sitting and can feel safe in rating this 4/5 stars.

But how does one review a graphic novel without giving away most of the plot?! I’d really like advice for those who do read graphic novels and review them, it would be so helpful and I’d be glad to help in return anything y’all need help with!

But back to the story.

I’m sure we’re all familiar with the tale of the Pied Piper, one of the first cautionary tales I learned about as a child actually, along with Rumpelstiltskin and King Arthur and fae. This was nicely handled, starting off with true accounts about missing children from an old town named Hameln. In that “something happened to our children”. And “one hundred years ago our children disappeared.” I find the historical aspects fascinating and would like to read the Chronicae Eccelsiae Hamelensis of AD 1384. I like when authors peak the historians in me interest!

Now, the story here keeps most elements the same, but I warn for bullying of deaf children, murder, and death of children as potential triggers.

And though the story is dark, as well as quite bleak at the end it was still beautiful writing. I really enjoyed this fast read, and do suggest that you give it a try! From one who rarely reads graphic novels and comic books this was a treat!

Until next time,

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Book Review: Through Lya’s Eyes

Through Lyra's Eyes

Title: Through Lya’s Eyes
Author: Carbone/Cunha Justine
Series: Book 1
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Publisher: Europe Comics
Page Count:
Type of Book: Comic Book/Graphic Novel
Received: Netgalley
Rated: 2/5 stars
Review Word Count: 100
Notes: This might possibly be my shortest review to date!

This was a strange read for me, and wound up being a DNF. While the artwork is lovely, the storyline just didn’t do it for me. I didn’t connect with the characters, and I’d seen this kind of plot before. Overall, 2/5 stars.

Until next time,
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Book Review: Little Witches

Little Witches

Title: Little Witches
Author: Leigh Dragoon
Series: Book One
Genre: Historical/Fantasy, YA
Publisher: Oni Press
Page Count: 115 (?)
Type of Book: Comic/Graphic Novel
Received: Netgalley
Rated: 4/5 stars
Notes: A new category for my blog! I’ve started diving into Comics and Graphic Novels, so I figured to add the new button!

Little Witches took the popular children series Little Women and added magic to the storyline. I liked the idea of it, but the execution fell a bit flat. Still, the artwork was lovely, and the storyline definitely had potential. I’d be interested in reading more of the series once it came out, to see where it went. I’d love to explore more of the magic system, and the fact that slaves had magic too was interesting. That there were witch hunters was unsurprising, but the way that they went about hunting witches was intriguing. There were lots of nods towards the original story, and I think the author did a wonderful job in recreating it, though it didn’t quite meet up to what I had originally thought that this graphic novel would contain.

Overall, this is a 4/5 star read for me, and I really recommend it to fans of the Little Women series. While it has mixed reviews, this was a positive one from me. And I am sorry that this review is short, but this is a new thing, reviewing Graphic Novels/Comics, so please bear with me as I step into the learning process of learning such.

Until next time,
Pass Me That Book